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Amino Creative, LLC. Specializing in conceptualization, communication, and clarity for science and medicine. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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About Us

Amino Creative is a collaborative group of highly-skilled and specialized visual communicators.

It begins with good chemistry.

For almost two decades, the founders of Amino Creative—Alison E. Burke and Cassio Lynm—have enjoyed a productive collaboration that began at a Chicago-based medical publisher.
Together, they bring nearly 40 years of combined experience to the table, with the ability to create novel illustrations and multimedia features for a variety of audiences—physicians, clinicians, researchers, scientists, allied health professionals, medical students, patients, and the general public.
At Amino Creative, our specialty is communicating science and medicine, but we can help explain much more. We tackle the interesting, the unique, and the unusual…welcoming projects that challenge our technical, conceptual, and creative skills as artists and visual communicators.

Meet the core team.


Alison Burke

Alison Burke is a board-certified medical illustrator who specializes in presenting complex medical and scientific concepts to the public through illustration, animation, and design.

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For nearly 20 years, her work has been published in journals, textbooks, brochures, and online. With extensive experience in the fields of graphic design, illustration, and visual problem-solving, Alison brings a wealth of insight and knowledge to each project. She holds an associate’s degree in Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology, a bachelor’s degree in Entomology and Animal Science from Cornell University, and a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Medical and Biological Illustration.
 She is an active professional member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.

See more of Alison’s work at her website, alison-burke.com.


Cassio Lynm

Cassio is a board-certified medical illustrator with more than 20 years of experience in the field of visual communication.

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For nearly 14 years, Cassio was a medical illustrator at the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in Chicago, a weekly peer-reviewed publication of clinical and basic medical research. He had the privilege of being the first full-time medical illustrator in its 117-year history.

Cassio maintains an avid interest combing fine art with ‘teaching’ illustrations, in large part because of his background in mural painting and traditional studio art—and he is always eager to entertain ideas for cross-discipline projects. Cassio has developed a refreshing complement to digital art tools, enabling him to achieve a signature, hand-crafted look to his work.

He received his MA in Medical and Biological Illustration from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2000. He has been a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators since 1996, and has served on its Board of Governors.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and received recognition and awards.

See more of Cassio’s work at his website, cassiolynm.com.

Project-specific team building.

For specialized, long-running, or broad projects, Amino Creative can draw upon the partnership of fellow colleagues from the medical and scientific illustration community to create teams with additional skill sets specific to the scope of work.

Our professional affiliations.